Phakamani! Opstaan! is the newspaper of the Democratic Left Front, an organisation in South Africa. This 6th issue of the newspaper provides brief analysis and an interview from the recent wave of mine strikes. Download the PDF here.
In this issue of the newspaper, the DLF supports R12 500 as a minimum wage and calls for sustained struggles to take forward this demand. The articles are:
1. A mineworker’s story –Interview with Evans Ramokga, a worker
leader at Amplats.
2. Mine bosses can afford R12500 – showing shocking figures of
hidden & reported mining profits
3. For workers’ control ofunions
4. Mineworkers Indaba is urgent– a DLF call for a national assembly
of worker committees together with all other workers, trade unions, the
unemployed and mining communities to takeforward the worker struggles
for a living wage
Formed in January 2011, the DLF aims to unite trade unions, social movements, community-based organisations, issue-based organisations and political groups into a united front of solidarity and actionagainst neoliberalism and capitalism.
The DLF stands for eco-socialism, participatory democracy from below, full
gender equality, internationalsolidarity, and the transition to a
low-carbon economy. DLF affiliates actively campaign on social
andworker struggles in working class communities in 6 provinces of